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Journal 7

Somalia’s involvement in the international community as of right now is very limited. Somalia still has a very unstable economy with numerous security threats. For this reason, the international community will need to play a significant role in attempting to … Continue reading

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Reading Post

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this article by Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills. The article, “Africa in 2020,” is very well written and focuses on the key issues that Africa needs to address and overcome in order to substantially move forward. … Continue reading

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Journal 6

Due to its tumulus history, Somalia is forced to depend on the international community for financial assistance as well as support militarily in countering Al-Shabaab. In addition, a great deal of states through international organizations such as the United Nations … Continue reading

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Somalia’s violent past

  Somalia’s civil war has played a major role in the countries past and has continued to contribute to Somalia’s current climate. The long lasting civil war helped bring about the rise of a number of violent extremist groups essentially … Continue reading

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News Post: U.S. – Somalia foreign policy

Interesting article regarding the current situation in Somalia. There is a NY Times article as well but I was unable to attach it to this post. I recommend looking up that article as well for those interested.   http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-new-u-s-way-of-war/5551705?print=1

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Blog 4 Foreign Aid

Currently, Somalia receives a great deal of foreign aid from not only the African Union but also western countries as well. The United States has been at the forefront of this effort to stabilize and improve Somalia’s economy. A major … Continue reading

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Blog 3

The degree of the United States’ relations with Somalia has fluctuated contingent on the perceived stability of the Somalia government. The United States first developed a diplomatic relationship with Somalia in the 1960s but this relationship was quickly strained following … Continue reading

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Blog 2- Somalia

The current political system and political culture in Somalia is very different in contrast to African countries such as Ethiopia or Ghana for example. Due to the mixture of European nations that colonized Somalia, the current state of the nation … Continue reading

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BLOG 1 Colonial Era comparison

Eritrea and Somalia’s pre-colonial as well as colonial history has contributed significantly to the relatively poor current state of both countries and their interaction with the rest of the international community. Over time both countries were at the center of … Continue reading

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